Everyday Meals

Beef Mushroom Barley Soup


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 ½onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3carrots, chopped
  • 7 ½ cups beef stock
  • 8 ounces pearl barley
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Cook beef stew meat in a large skillet over medium heat until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes; transfer to a large soup pot.


  • Step 2

    Heat vegetable oil in the same skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, and carrot in the hot oil until the onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the vegetable mixture to the beef in the pot.

  • Step 3

    Pour beef stock into the pot.

  • Step 4

    Stir pearl barley into the stock.

  • Step 5

    Place soup over medium-low heat, bring to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is completely tender, about 2 hours.

  • Step 6

    Stir mushrooms through the soup; cook 1 hour more.

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